James Harris, a Blytheville attorney, has filed a lawsuit against the City of Blytheville, the police chief, and a police officer, alleging excessive force by the policy against Chardrick Mitchell on July 4.
The Arkansas Supreme Court finished up work before its summer recess today with decisions on a challenge to secrecy in the state's lethal injection process for executions and another to the law that all but forces judges to retire.
Former legislator Mike Wilson has added some powerful new evidence to his lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of legislators controlling handouts of state money to pet local projects. He names names and projects.
The Arkansas Supreme Court, in a 4-3 ruling today, has upheld a lower court's finding that Gerber Products must pay its Fort Smith workers for the time they spend putting on and taking off work uniforms.
Lawyers for Garland Circuit Judge Wade Naramore, charged with negligent homicide in the hot car death of his 18-month-old son Thomas in 2015, have filed multiple pleadings seeking more information and justification for the charge against Naramore.
The family of Eugene Ellison, the 67-year-old African-American man shot and killed by a Little Rock Police Department patrol officer in Ellison's apartment near the corner of Col. Glenn and University Ave. in Dec. 2010, held a press conference today to discuss yesterday's announcement of a historic settlement in the federal civil rights case arising from the shooting.
Federal Judge P.K. Holmes of Fort Smith issued a 32-page ruling yesterday indicating he contemplates punishment of 16 lawyers who moved a class action lawsuit against an insurance company out of his court to a state court in Polk County after a settlement had been worked out.
A month after the conclusion of a vitriolic state Supreme Court election season that saw unprecedented levels of spending by out-of-state "dark money" groups, the Senate Judiciary committee this afternoon discussed two potential reforms to how Arkansas selects its judges.
Sen. Tom Cotton is so consumed with joining the blockade of President Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court that he — or his staff — got a little foggy on another piece of judicial obstructionism.
An updated campaign finance report for failed chief justice candidate Courtney Goodson shows she loaned her campaign $641,000 and received $35,000 in contributions the last few days of the campaign from Pennsylvania lawyers who have become high-profile because of Arkansas political activities.
The U.S. attorney's office today asked that former Judge Mike Maggio of Conway get a 10-year sentence for pleading guilty to taking a bribe to influence his reduction of a verdict in a nursing home negligence case from $5.2 million to $1 million.
Sentences doled out by state judges in criminal cases should be appealable, a legislative task force recommended today. Currently, those who are convicted of crimes have no judicial means for challenging the severity of their punishment. Also, debate about racial disparities in the criminal justice system.
Federal Judge Brian Miller today denied former Circuit Judge Mike Maggio's request to withdraw a plea of guilty to a charge that he accepted a bribe to reduce the verdict in a nursing home negligence case.
The Arkansas Supreme Court today, with two special justices appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in the majority, upended precedent on division of property in a divorce without having first been asked to do so.
Another in a series of reports from a good-government says TV spending in the races for Supreme Court in Arkansas topped $1.6 million, not a record by the figuring of Justice at Stake but also not a complete tally of spending because it leaves out huge expenditures on direct mail and other costs.
#StandUp4LR, the grassroots group organized to regain local control of the Little Rock School District, now run by the state has issued a statement today critical of Superintendent Michael Poore's budget process for next year, particularly insufficient community input. It also recommends a moratorium on new charter school seats in Little Rock because of the damaging impact that has on the School District.
Committee meetings begin today in the Little Rock School District on "facilities utilization." In other words, the district, which has no elected school board after a state takeover for academic deficiencies in a handful of schools, will be looking for schools to close to meet a $37 million budget cut in 2017-18.